Ai Weiwei’s Thoughts on Art and Sex, Long-Lost Peggy Guggenheim Tapes Found, and More

LONDON, UNITED KINGDOM - SEPTEMBER 15: Ai Weiwei stands with his sculpture 'Straight' as he previews works from His landmark art exhibition on September 15, 2015 in London, England. The Royal Academy of Art is showing the work of one of China's leading contemporary artists until mid-December. Ai Weiwei's activism in China saw him detained without charge in 2011 for 81 days. (Photo by Alex B. Huckle/Getty Images)

Ai Weiwei with his sculpture Straight, on view in his exhibition at London’s Royal Academy of Art. (Photo: Alex B. Huckle/Getty Images)

Chinese dissident artist Ai Weiwei is about to begin a three-year gig as visiting professor at the Berlin University of the Arts. At a talk at the school on Sunday, he was asked if he could define art. His answer: “It’s a bit like with sex. One can have a lot of experience, and nevertheless find it extremely difficult to define.”

Vanity Fair’s “man on the street,” Derek Blasberg, interviewed filmmaker Lisa Immordino Vreeland about her new documentary Peggy Guggenheim: Art Addict, which features long-lost taped interviews with the patron.

George Lucas’ Museum of Narrative Art got approval to start construction from the Chicago City Council, despite public outcry over its mountain-shaped design.

Rome’s Trevi Foundation, best known for its close-up in Fellini’s La Dolce Vita, will open to the public after an 18-month restoration project.

Artist Christo will be awarded France’s insignia of Commander of the Order of Arts and Letters.

Ai Weiwei’s Thoughts on Art and Sex, Long-Lost Peggy Guggenheim Tapes Found, and More